Sal’s COVID-19 update

I rarely look at the screen, lost for words. My mind is often overloaded with so many ideas and concepts about aromatherapy I am always eager to share. However, as COVID-19 ravages the very fabric of our society all over the world, I often find myself feeling a sense...

Why hand washing and hand sanitizing are both so important

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water wherever possible as handwashing reduces the amount of all types of germs and chemicals on the hands. If soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at...

Why are Chakras so popular?

An extract from the soon to be released Aromatherapy and Chakras book by Salvatore Battaglia: The aromatherapy and chakras workshop that I have been teaching for over 20 years has always been one of the most popular workshops. It is an excellent way to incorporate my...

Aromatherapy and Influenza Viruses

By Salvatore Battaglia In light of the concern about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), I wish to examine the role of essential oils in minimising the risk of influenza viruses. Unfortunately, there are very few therapeutic agents available for the control of...

Sacred scents

Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated with ephemeral nature of scent. We have often assigned many sacred and spiritual qualities to scent. Master perfumer, Dove, exquisitely describes the effect that scent can have on our psyche:1 “It is often...

Sourcing Essential Oils Sustainably

I am concerned some of the aromatic plants that are highly sought after have been traditionally wild harvested, and this has placed significant stress on their availability. Many aromatic plants have now been listed as threatened and endangered. Many of us may prefer...